2008. 17 p.
HIV/AIDS Training Workshop for the Media, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2-4 november 2008, 2008
The HIV/AIDS training workshop for the Media was conducted from 2 - 4 November 2008. Its main objective is to educate and create awareness regarding HIV/AIDS to media professionals so they become change agents in delivering anti-stigma messages to millions of audiences in the UAE and the region. The following recommendations were made during the workshop: - Make readily available to the media basic information, statistics and treatment options; - Create a strong partnership between media professionals and the government to enable the media to report properly on HIV and promote awareness; - To openly promote and make easy access of Voluntary Counseling and Testing Centers (VCTs); - To support the national systems for the promotion and protection of human rights; - Encourage and implement sex education in school curriculums to dispel the stigma.
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